Tag Archives: California

Almost Normal?

It has probably been over a year, since anyone has attended a wedding, though I am seeing some announcements now.  It is amazing how fifteen days can put everyone into such an upheaval.  People are starting to come out into … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dessert at Vertical

What can I say about a stellar evening of food and wine at a wine-centric restaurant like Vertical in Detroit?  Since Vertical is owned by the people that own my local wine shop and wine club The Fine Wine Source, … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Casa Raconteur

Every now and then we open the doors, for family in for a quick trip.  Of course, it has been a while, since we could do that, since we had a harridan that wanted everyone to be a Gladys Kravitz … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Home from Vegas

The last time we were in Las Vegas was in January 2019 and I have photos of snow on the palm trees and on the mountains, and when we flew back, we had a blizzard that didn’t look bad, until … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Everything, but the Kitchen Sink

For years, one of the most famous restaurant chains across America, never had a location in Michigan, so we got used to the idea of at least having a fast lunch at least once a trip to Las Vegas, especially … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Favorite Place for Brunch

After booking the flight and the hotel, we booked this brunch, and it was mentioned often as we talked about the trip.  We were making a return trip to Echo & Rig Butcher and Steakhouse.  Echo & Rig was the … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Clark Street to Sammy’s

As soon as I wrote the title to this article, if you are from my generation and from Delray or Southwest Detroit, it sounds like I am going to talk about the old neighborhood.  Alas, I am not going to … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day of Shopping at Downtown Summerlin

I would say that for the last fifteen years when we have stayed in Las Vegas for pleasure, we stay in Summerlin and not on The Strip.  I mention Summerlin, usually in passing, but Howard Hughes purchased twenty-five-thousand acres in … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting There is Half the Fun?

Remember back in the day when you could go to the airport about a half hour before your flight?  That was before airplanes were used as lethal weapons.  Nowadays you get there at least a couple of hours early, maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Vigil and Dinner

The walls and roof did not collapse or cave in, because I stepped into a church, which is a good thing. We attended an Easter Vigil Mass, which is also called a Paschal Vigil to watch our nephew finish his … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Wine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment